Rest Stop

Old Folks Four elderly people passing the day away on the front porch rockers. It looks like a Rest Home rather than a rest stop during a busy day of sightseeing. The sign on the right provides the alibi. Thought for the Day: Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever … Continue reading Rest Stop

Ringling Museum of Art

Ringling Museum - Sarasota, FL The Ringling Museum of Art (The Ringling), located in Sarasota, FL., was founded in 1927 by John and Mable Ringling. It is now the official State Art Museum of Florida. Also located on the 66 acre estate overlooking Sarasota Bay is the Ringling Brothers Circus Museum and the Ringling Ca' … Continue reading Ringling Museum of Art

Old & New

Klaipedia, Lithuania - 2017 Lithuania declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1990. The modern high-rise office building in the background is an example of the modern-day Lithuania, but the stigma of Soviet oppression is still visible in the foreground. Thought for the Day: “Kas nedirba, tas nevalgo.” – English: “He that will not … Continue reading Old & New

Bridge of Lions

St. Augustine - 2019 The Bridge of Lions crosses the Matanzas River near the south end of St. Augustine's Old Town in northeast Florida. The bridge provides access to Anastasia Island, a barrier island protecting the mainland from the Atlantic Ocean. This photo was taken shortly after sunrise. Thought for the Day: We cannot do … Continue reading Bridge of Lions

Roman Bath

Roman Bath, England You can't go wrong with UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Bath, England. Bath is a beautiful city with so many attractions; e.g. The Crescent and The Circus, Jane Austen sites and Bath Abbey. The well-preserved Roman Baths are a must-see. Thought for the Day: The saying "Getting there is half the … Continue reading Roman Bath

Lavender

Lavender - San Juan Island In temperate climates all over the world, you will find Lavender. Its history dates back to the Romans who used it in bathwater. Its versatility comes from 47 different varieties used in flower gardens, cooking, cosmentics and therapeutic oils. There are lavender fields within a short drive of my home … Continue reading Lavender

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid - Copenhagen The famous mermaid sculpture sitting on a rock near the shore in Copenhagen was created by Edvard Eriksen in 1913. It was inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, "The Little Mermaid". The title word, "Little", is appropriate as it only stands a smidgen over 4 feet. It is one … Continue reading Little Mermaid

Walled City

The Christmas season is upon us, time to retell the Christ-mas story. You know, the story all Christians believe, the one about the three wise men that followed the bright star over Bethlehem, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the new King, Jesus, the Christ child. Today, the sleepy little town of Bethlehem … Continue reading Walled City

Danish Castle

Rosenborg Castle, Copenahgen The Rosenborg Castle was originally built as a summer home for the Danish royal family in 1606. Subsequent expansions, completed in 1624, brought it to its present size. Royal heirlooms are on display inside; e.g. King Christian IV's crown, King Christian III's jewel- encrusted sword, and the Danish Crown Jewels. Thought for … Continue reading Danish Castle

Hand Cart

Avebury, England The sight of this old hand cart reminded me of the classic Radio Flyer Red Wagon I had as a kid. Well, sort of. My metal wagon had a handle and four wheels too, just like this cart. My wagon is probably buried in a land fill somewhere, totally "recycled" by now. This … Continue reading Hand Cart

Spring?

Butchart Gardens March 1st. January and February, the worst two months of winter in Nebraska, are behind us. The first day of Spring is only 3 weeks away. Do we dare dream so soon about the colorful days ahead of us? Thought for the Day: Walk lightly in the spring, Mother Nature is pregnant.Kiowa Indian … Continue reading Spring?

Church Pews

Abbey Pew - Bath England People were much smaller when this church was built over 500 years ago -- they could fit into the narrow space between the partititons. What I found interesting was the "need" for those partitions. Some form of "social distancing"? Thought for the day: Whatever you are, be a good one.Abraham … Continue reading Church Pews